Upcoming Public Program: for “Al-Qaeda’s Next Leader?”

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Join us tomorrow, Wednesday, April 21, at 2 p.m., for “Al-Qaeda’s Next Leader?” our next program in the When the World Changes digital conversation series.

In November 2020, unconfirmed reports emerged that Ayman al-Zawahiri, Osama bin Laden’s successor as head of al-Qaeda, had died from natural causes. Furthermore, the previously confirmed death of bin Laden’s son, Hamza bin Laden, means that the next in line to inherit the leadership is likely an Egyptian who goes by the nom de guerre Saif al-`Adl. Ali Soufan, former FBI special agent and now chairman and chief executive officer of The Soufan Group, shares what is known about Saif al-`Adl and discusses the future of al-Qaeda.

The When the World Changes series is dedicated to offering insight, empathy, and expertise toward past and present challenges by drawing on lessons learned from 9/11 history: how strength was expressed in a time of sorrow, how unimaginable problems were solved, and how tragedy and adversity were met with resilience and hope.

Live captioning will be provided for this program. Join us at 911memorial.org/watch.

By 9/11 Memorial Staff

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